Renewing the Value of Expertise

Renewing the Value of Expertise

YouTube, Pinterest, influencers, and even TikTok have helped an entire generation learn to become DIYers. But, while Do It Yourself (DIY) content is the perfect solution for learning how to create your own homemade face mask or for troubleshooting a pesky garbage...
The Return of Local

The Return of Local

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the psyche of people around the world, causing many of us to rethink our priorities. One trend that has gained even more traction is to “buy local.” We always want what we can’t have, which was made abundantly...
We’re Open for Business… Are You?

We’re Open for Business… Are You?

To be honest, business will take a long time to get back to normal. The right question now is not how soon will it end, but how do we continue? Talking about and promoting a business or brand amid a health crisis is a delicate matter right now. Is it acceptable for...
4 Myths About Millennial Consumers Debunked

4 Myths About Millennial Consumers Debunked

Think America’s largest generation is just a bunch of self-absorbed, plugged-in, brand-averse consumers who’d rather indulge in avocado toast every day instead of purchasing a home mortgage? Millennials say, try again. Like any generation, millennials are more than...
The Rise of Artisanal Brands

The Rise of Artisanal Brands

No question, artisan foods are increasing in popularity. As consumer concern for healthy eating escalates, so has the interest in handmade, authentically made products. Everything from baked goods and specialty snacks to beverages, are joining the family of artisan...
5 Things We Love About the Fancy Food Show

5 Things We Love About the Fancy Food Show

In late June, 7 of us made our annual pilgrimage to the NYC Fancy Food show. That’s Ignite2X account management, creative and content teams converging in one place to discover the entire universe of artisanal, gourmet, and fancy foods. We ate cheese, sipped all kinds...